Occupational Downgrading Is a Cause of Mental Health Problems Among Undocumented Migrants

A new study ("Downgraded dreams: Labor market outcomes and mental health in undocumented migration"), conducted by Carlo Devillanova of the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi University, in collaboration with Cristina Franco of the European Commission and Anna Spada of Naga, a charity, analyzed the mental health and labor integration conditions of undocumented migrants in Italy. The study, published in SSM - Population Health, represents a first in-depth investigation of the association between occupational downgrading and mental disorders among this vulnerable population.


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